|1965||A Knowles (2nd win)|
|1967||A Knowles (3rd win)|
|1976||W Hinton (2nd win)|
|1981||K Liggett (2nd win)|
|1990||P McLennan (2nd win)|
|2005||P Barton (2nd win)|
|2015||P Morris (2nd win)|
|2018||T Bolter (2nd win)|
|2020||Phil Morris (3rd win)|
You are invited to take part in a social fun day for members and non-members.
This is a 4 person relay along the Historic Otago Central Rail Trail.
The start of the relay is from the old Hyde Railway station to the Waipiata Railway Station (Tavern).
Saturday 19 June, Leaving Dunedin 9:30am, 11:15 am Start time. Returning to Dunedin 2pm (leaving Waipiata).
We will be looking to utilise individuals vehicles. Anyone wishing to volunteer driving would be appreciated. We will look to hire a couple minivans if the numbers support this idea.
We need people to register interest as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We will allocate teams so that all teams finish as close to possible to each other.
If you wish to enter your own team/run it individually, or cycle it, then you will not be eligible for the title of champion Shunter and Grunter team.
The aim of this event is to have fun, and experience one of Otago’s most stunning running environments.
We will hold the prize giving at the Waipiata Tavern, where people can have a drink and a snack.
Hyde Railway Station to Tiroiti, 8km, Flat with gentle rise to finish.
Run 1.6km to Hyde township and continue on over rail-bridge. After covering 5.3km negotiate your way through long rail tunnel. The slightly curved Hyde Tunnel at 151 metres long gets pretty dark in the middle section (lights encouraged). The basalt based Hyde Tunnel is the only completely bricked tunnel on the Trail.
At 6km runners cross a 91 meter long bridge which is 32 meters above the Taieri River. There must be no more than 5 runners at any time on the bridge and no bungy jumping is allowed.
The Capburn Railway Bridge is 40 metres in length and 7 metres in height.
The first change is reached after running over Tiroiti bridge and arriving at the shed positioned just before the intersection of the main road with Horseburn Road.
Tiroiti to Daisybank, 5.0km, mainly flat, some slight undulations.
Several single width gates to run through. Finish lap by crossing main highway and changing alongside beware sign. Extreme care must be taken when crossing the road. A Marshal will be in attendance to signal runners when to cross.
Daisybank to Kokonga, 4.2km, flat with some uphill and downhill undulations.
The main feature of this lap is that there are two standard width farm gates to clamber over during the final Kilometer. Observe the pitted volcanic rocks blown from the extinct Flat Cap Volcano beside the trail. The second of these gates marks the completion of the lap.
Kokonga to Waipiata, 9.3km, Mainly flat with gradual 500m climb before downhill descent to finish.
Those with a passion for bridges will enjoy fast footing it across the 97 meter long Waipiata bridge before tackling the only challenging uphill section of the entire relay. The 97m long and 6m high Taieri River Rail Bridge is the only crossing of the Taieri River on the Rail Trail. The relay ends at the rail-head opposite the Waipiata Tavern.
Leg 1 – 33.29 Elliot O’Sullivan (8km)
Leg 2 – 20.25 Elliot O’Sullivan (5km)
Leg 3 – 15.27 Flynn Morris Clarke (4.2km)
Leg 4 – 33.24 Doug Crumpton (9.2km)
Overall course record: O’Sullivans (year 2000) 1.53:04
Race 1: 1:30 pm – Social/Mixed
Race 2: 2:10 pm – Under 12/Primary School
Race 3: 2:25 pm – Masters Women (35+), High School Girls & High School Boys
Race 4: 2:55 pm – Senior Women & Masters Men
Race 5: 3:20 pm – Senior Men
Must be done on the Team Change sheets provided & handed to the computer operators not less than 30 mins prior to the race start.
Please notify officials when your runners are about to change/team is finishing.
Fill in the Lap Steward cards provided & return them along with ALL race numbers ASAP after each race. Clubs will be charged $10 for missing race numbers. No Exceptions.
Team captains to collect money and return with race numbers.
Will be emailed to clubs, included in the ODT and posted on our website: http://www.hillcity.org.nz Copies may be available at Prize Giving.
Please email email@example.com. We are always looking for ideas to make the event more successful.
Entries for the Yvette Williams Memorial meet close on the 20th of December.
On Saturday , the medium pack went down Butts Road and along Anzac Avenue, before crossing the railway line at St Andrew Street. We then continued along Thomas Burns Street and Wharf Street towards the harbour. Next, we pulled off at Kitchener Street to the outside of Watercooled sports and along the Kitchener Street reserve- where the upcoming Otago 10km Road championships will start and end. We followed this course, along Portsmouth Drive, until the Andersons bay inlet- at which point we turned around. The return leg was largely the same, however, we ran along Fryatt Street doing two-minute tempo bursts before crossing the water of Leith using the new bridge at the end of Magnet Street. We hugged the stadium before exiting back down Butts Road and back to the clubrooms. It was a beautiful (if perhaps a bit hot) day with really enjoyable company. It was particularly nice to have a newcomer to the club, Conal, joining us! We had a wonderful time and were unanimously glowing about the Otago 10km Road Championships course which promises to make for an exciting race.
Tom led the scenic pack and Bruce led the walkers pack.
NZ National Road Relays
In the weekend our senior men represented Hill City-University at the New Zealand Road Relay Championships. A big thank you for the support from Hill-City University and the committee.
The team consisted of Josh Baan, Oli Chignell, Jacob Priddy, Russell Green, Jared Monk, Ollie O’Sullivan, and Logan Slee.
The HCU team were lucky to be put up by Josh Baan’s parents in some pretty awesome accomodation (this was massively appreciated by the whole team). We travelled the course in the team vehicle to get an appreciation for all of the challengers to come. The team had a relaxed meal on the evening before the race and had some good discussions of logistics and tactics for race day.
Leg 1 – Josh Baan:
Josh Baan (still recovering from being sick) dug deep and had a great performance on leg one. He worked and commanded the leading pack behind Andy Good (Canterbury University), in a very well controlled performance. His leg contained a final hill section that was one of the toughest segments of the day.
Leg 2 – Oli Chignell
Oli Chignell demonstrated his pure class and composure on this relay leg. He was voted by the team as having the performance of the day (and received the HCU relay baton as a result). Oli ran the longest leg of the relay and was only 15 seconds outside the record. He also recorded fastest time on his leg. His performance was a demonstration of pure master class running, where he mowed down a number of athletes and put 50 seconds into Hamish Carson (Wellington Scottish). Oli Brought HCU into third place and a commanding position.
Leg 3 – Jacob Priddy
HCU used Jacobs strength on what we considered probably the hardest leg of the relay. Jacob continued our strong start to finish his leg with HCU still in 3rd place. He took time out of a number of teams and provided a great buffer for our final runners in the team. Jacob recorded one of the fastest lap times on his leg.
Leg 4 – Russell Green
Russell had a great run on leg 4. He demonstrated that he has a huge amount of strength to go with his raw speed. This was a longer race for Russell that he usually races, but that did not impact his performance at all. He recorded one of the fastest lap times and continued HCU through in 3rd place.
Leg 5 – Jared Monk
Jared returned to the racing scene in style. It has been 18months since Jared has raced after suffering a serious injury and surgery. However, his experience and speed were demonstrated on his leg. Jared also recorded one of the fastest leg times and showed his impressive speed out kicking a competitor in the final 200m before the finish line. A very impressive run and return to the racing scene.
Leg 6 – Ollie O’Sullivan
After I was lost during the warmup I eventually made it to the start line with a bit of worry for the team mates. My tactics were to start slightly easy and work hard from there. The leg was undulating and climbing, followed by a steep downhill in the last KM (this couldn’t have come sooner). Team support was a massive motivator and helped me continue my focus throughout the race. Was a really tough run and finished with noting left. This was where we were caught for 3rd place and moved into 4th position.
Leg 7 – Logan Slee
Logan had the final leg of the race and smashed home the final leg back into fielding. He was struck with some unfortunate luck when his shoe lace came undone, but this didn’t slow his determination over the final stages where he finished out the relay with a really strong performance to finish the relay with Hill City- University finishing 4th in a performance we can all be proud of.
Celebration team shot post finishing fourth
This week we have a morning club run with two options. The club room will open at 7:00am. We will leave the club rooms at 7:30am for a warmup and an 8am park run start. Runners can meet at the club rooms or at the start of the park run. Please bring your Hill City Singlet for the run. Option two is group runs from 7:30am at the club rooms. Breakfast and coffee will be served after the park run.
Next week 18/10/20 we have the Otago 10km road champs and Hill City 5km. Please see the attached links to the event.
On Friday night we also had several members compete in the Otago 3000m Spring challenge.
Rebekah Green defended her title to claim the winning female time (9:44). Zara Geddes 3rd Female (10:32). Josh Hou finished Fourth man home (9:08), Joel Carman 6th (9:16), Finn Molloy 7th (9:28), George Hamilton 9th (9:34), Nico Alvarez Ray 10th (9:38), Luke Geddes 16th (10:26). A full set of results can be found at:
As a result of the Port Chalmers road race being cancelled, Hill City-University brought forward the Colin Holmes/Alice Baker Memorial Handicap 5km race. It was a great day for a race, and awesome to see everyone there on such short notice.
What is a handicap race without some controversy surrounding the results… Some course confusion left the 5 leading athletes to take a wrong turn, and although they still completed the 5km, they were all eventually disqualified.
Dianje Strang had an exceptionally strong run, running a personal best time, only to be led the wrong way and then be disqualified (27:32) Myrtle Rough (29:06) held out Lou Collins (29:08) on her first ever running race. They finished 2nd and 3rd however, due to the wrong turn were also disqualified. Although they took a wrong turn, their times were still considered accurate and they all completed 5kms.
Georgy Pakeho in the end was the overall winner of the event with a strong run (22:44) Sarah and Anya Rhodes swapped their handicaps to challenge Anya on closing the gap. Sarah must have dug deep to maintain the gap and finish in second place (32:03), and Anya performed well to clinch Sarah’s time by 1 second (22:02).
David Mackle was first male home (31:37), followed by Matthew Bolter (17:51) and Luke Geddes (18:44). Very impressive runs by Matthew and Luke. Luke ran a strong race the day after the spring 300m challenge. Pretty tough stuff.
Fastest times went to Shireen Crupton (20:06) and Ollie O’Sullivan (16:28)
The race was followed by the AGM and afternoon tea
A full set of results can be found at https://hillcity.org.nz/2020/09/13/2511/
This week we have a morning club run 19/09/20. We will meet at the club rooms from 8:30am and will split into two groups. One group will complete an unofficial park run, and the other group will complete the desired training sessions. We will allocate groups on the day. Breakfast and Coffee will be supplied before and after the run from 8am. Any questions please touch base with Harrier manager firstname.lastname@example.org.
On 26/09/20 we are competing in the Peninsula relay. If you wish to compete, or assist with marshalling please email: email@example.com
|Georgie Pakeho||9:00||31:44||22:44||1st Female|
|Sarah Rhodes||10:00||32:03||22:03||2nd Female|
|Anya Rhodes||10:15||32:17||22:02||3rd Female|
|Matthew Bolter||14:30||32:21||17:51||1st Male|
|Luke Geddes||13:45||32:29||18:44||2nd Male|
|Shireen Crumpton||12:30||32:36||20:06||Fastest Female|
|Tim Dawbin||12:00||32:48||20:48||3rd Male|
|Ollie O’Sullivan||16:45||33:13||16:28||Fastest Male|
|Dianje Strang (DQ’d)||3:30||31:02||27:32|
|Myrtle Rough (DQ’d)||2:00||31:06||29:06|
|Lou Collins (DQ’d)||2:00||31:08||29:08|
|Lachlan Crumpton (DQ’d) (2.8km)||9:00||31:11||22:11|
|Sue O’Sullivan (DQ’d)||2:00||31:30||29:30|
|Tim Bolter (DNF)|
|Friday 11 September||Twilight Meet – Lovelock 3000m||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 10 October||Season Opening – Invite a Friend||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 17 October||Senior Interclub||Caledonian Ground|
|Thursday 22 October||Twilight Meet||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 31 October||Senior & Children’s Combined Interclub||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 7 November||Senior Interclub||Caledonian Ground|
|14-15 November||SI Masters and Combined Events|
Championship Modified Seniors
|Saturday 21 November||Senior Interclub||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 28 November||Senior and Children’s Combined Interclub||Caledonian Ground|
|Morning 10K Champs, 9am||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 5 December||Senior Interclub – Permit meet||Caledonian Ground|
|11-13 December||New Zealand Secondary School|
|Saturday 12 December||Senior & children’s Combined Interclub||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 19th December||Hurring event + Grades 12,13 & 14||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 9 January||Lovelock Classic||Timaru|
|11th or 12th January||Twilight -Yvette Williams Meet?||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 16 January||Colgate Games|
|Saturday 23 January||SI Teams Event- Modified Senior meet||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 30 January||Senior Interclub – Permit Meet||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 6 February||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 13-14 February||Otago Championships – Permit Meet||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 20 February||Seniors and Children’s Combined Interclub||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 27 February||Senior Interclub- Permit Meet||Caledonian Ground|
|5-7 March||NZ Track & Field Championships||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 13th March||Otago Secondary School Champs||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 20 March||Caledonian Ground|
|Saturday 27 March||Caledonian Ground|
Athletics Otago Interclub Programs 2020/2021
|Track 1||Track 2|
|Time||Field 1||Field 2||Field 3||Field 4|
|12:30pm||Pole Vault||Long Jump||High Jump||Triple Jump|
|1:30pm||High Jump||High Jump (8)||Triple Jump||Pole Vault (8)|
|1:30pm||Shot Put||Shot Put||Discus||Shot Put|
|2:30pm||Long Jump||Triple Jump||Pole Vault||Long Jump|
Each week rotation goes:
|17 October 2020||Track 1 + Field 1||05 December||Track 2 + Field 2|
|31 October 2020||Track 2 + Field 2||30 January 2021||Track 1 + Field 3|
|07 November 2020||Track 1 + Field 3||6 February 2021||Track 2 + Field 4|
|21 November 2020||Track 2 + Field 4||13 February 2021||Track 1 + Field 1|
|28 November 2020||Track 1 + Field 1||27 February 2021||Track 2 + Field 2|